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تحميل الدليل التدريبي

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CURRICULUM VITAE of

 

Dr. Hussein M. Al-Ghobari

Professor of Water Systems & Irrigation Engineering

 

 

I-    GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Year of Birth

:

1959 

City of Birth 

Country of Birth

:

Najran

Saudi Arabia

Citizenship

:

  Saudi

Marital status

:

Married

 

      Res.

:

 

:

 

Mobile

:

+ 966555441667

Office 

:

+ 9661 4678383

Fax                  

:

+ 9661 4678502 5010609

E-mail

Web site

:

hghobari@ksu.edu.sa

http://faculty.ksu.edu.sa/2550/default.aspx

Address

:

 

 Agricultural Engineering Department

 College of Food & Agricultural Sciences, P.O. Box 2460

 King Saud University,   Riyadh 11451

 Saudi A Saudi Arabia

II- EDUCATION

 

Academic History

 

B.Sc.

King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, 1980.

M.Sc.

The effect of drop size on splash erosion. Cranfield University, England, 1984.

Ph.D.

The development of a mathematical model to predict run off from a micro-catchment under high water application rates. Cranfield University, England, 1988.

 

III - SPECIALIZATION                      

           

1.

Major Field : Agricultural Engineering

2.

Minor Field: Irrigation and Water Systems Engineering.

 

IV - RESEARCH INTEREST:                   

 

1.

Design and Evaluation of Irrigation systems

2.

Sprinkler Irrigation (center pivots, LEPA, spray heads)

3.

Surface Irrigation Management (deficit irrigation)

4.

Microirrigation (drip and subsurface irrigation systems)

5.

Crop Evapotranspiration and water management

6.

irrigation scheduling and automation technology application

 

V - MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL: MEMBER OF

 

1.

Water Sciences and Technology Association, Bahrain

2.

Saudi Society of agricultural Sciences

 

VI - TONGUE LANGUAGES

 

Arabic

: Excellent reading and writing.

English

: Very good reading and writing

 

VII - awards AND HONORS

 

1.

2.

 

3.

 

4.

First Award (2005) of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water.

Excellent certificate for the project No. AT-18-63 (Golden degree) from King Abdulaziz city of science and technology, 2003.

Excellent certificate for the project No. AT-25-22 (Golden degree) from King Abdulaziz city of science and technology, 2008.

Excellent certificate as research reviewer (Golden degree) from King Abdulaziz city of science and technology, 2006.

VIII - EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

1.

Professor of Water and Irrigation Systems Engineering, Agric. Eng. Department, College of Food Agricultural Sciences, King Saud University from 8/12/1996 to date.

2.

Associate Professor Water and Irrigation Systems Engineering, Agric. Eng.  Dept., College of Food Agricultural Sciences, King Saud University from 1992 to 1996.

3.

Assistant Professor of Water and Irrigation Systems Engineering, Agric. Eng. Department, College of Food Agricultural Sciences, King Saud University from 1988 to 1992.

4.

Part time consultant to the Ministry of Agriculture.

 

IX - PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIA

 

·                         

Participated and attended many local and international conferences and workshops and presented many papers in the events.

 

X - TAUGHT COURS (graduate and postgraduate student):

·                         

Irrigation Principles

·                         

Sprinkle irrigation systems (palnning, design, evaluation and chemigation)

·                         

Sprinkle and drip irrigation systems

·                         

Advanced sprinkle and drip irrigation systems

·                         

Crop water requirements and irrigation scheduling

·                         

Irrigation Water Resources Management and Development

 

XI - PUBLISHED BOOKS

 

Published the following books in Arabic language:

 

·                         

Sprinkle Irrigation Systems – 2005

·                         

A practical guide for sprinkler irrigation systems-2007

·                         

Irrigation System Design –An Engineering Approach by Cuenca, 1990 –)Participated in the translation to Arabic, 2005)

·                         

Irrigation of date palm and associated crops in Saudi Arabia- 2008 (Written for FAO)

·                         

Management and development of irrigation water resources (under publication)

·                         

Management and development of irrigation water resources. 2013. Published by King Saud University Press.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XII - GRANTED PROJECTS AND RESEARCHES

No.

Title

Status

Sponsor

Duration

Budget

1

Water conservation by automatic scheduling via soil moisture sensors for center pivot

Co-investigator

KACST

1990-1994

2000000

2

Development of irrigation water requirements model for water conservation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Principal investigator

KACST

2000-2003

665900

3

Evaluation the performance and modification of the centre pivot irrigation systems under Saudi Arabia conditions

Principal investigator

KACST

2003-2005

244000

4

The areal distribution of applied water above and below soil surface under center pivot irrigation system

Principal investigator

KSU

2004

36000

5

Effect of Maintenance on The performance of Sprinkler Irrigation System and Water Conservation

Principal investigator

KSU

2005

48400

6

Using lysimeters to develop computer program and digital Et maps to estimate crop water requirements for water conservation in the Kingdom

Principal investigator

KSU

2005-2007

480000

7

Evaluation of performance characteristics of drip irrigation system and Its components in the Kingdom of  Saudi Arabia

Principal investigator

KACST

2005-2007

280600

8

The Use of Intelligent Irrigation to Save Water in Agriculture Sector in Saudi Arabia

Principal investigator

KACST

&

KSU

2009-2011

1403600

9

Automatic Irrigation Scheduling Using Electronic Controllers to Save Irrigation Water in Arid Region

Principal investigator

KACST

&

KSU

2013-2015

1620408

10

Water Conservation and Crop Yield improving  using Partial Root-Zone Drying Technique with Surface and Subsurface Drip Irrigation Scheme under Hyper Arid Condition

Co-investigator

KACST

&

KSU

2013-2015

1859750

11

Rainwater Harvesting Techniques for the Management of Water Conservation and Environmental Protection in Saudi Arabia Using GIS and Remote Sensing Approaches.

Co-investigator

KACST

&

KSU

2014- 2016

1850800

    KACST=King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology;    KSU=King Saud University  

 

XIII - SPECIALIZED RESEARCH THROWN IN SEMINARS AND SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCES

1.      Al-Ghobari, H. M. 1992. “Conservation of Irrigation Water “. First Gulf water Conference, vol. 2, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (In Arabic).

2.      Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2002. Water requirements for some crops in the Najran Region. The first symposium to rationalize water consumption and the development of water resources, Saudi Arabia, volume 1 from 14 - 17 April 2000.

3.          Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2002. Inventory waterway between demand and supply in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia first symposium of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences, Vol 2: 5-11, (in Arabic).

4.      Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2002. “Modeling soil infiltration under variables of application rate and number of irrigation”. Annual World Conference 17th of Soil Science. Bangkok, 14 – 21 August 2002, Thailand.

5.      Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2002. Find the soil infiltration under variables of application rate and number of irrigation. Annual World Conference 17th of Soil Science. Bangkok, 8 – 11 June 2002, Thailand.

6.      Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2002. Measuring and estimating evapotranspiration and crop coefficient of wheat and barley in central Saudi Arabia. The 10th Conf. of Misr Soc. Ag. Eng., Al-Azhar University, 16 - 17 October 2002, Cairo.

7.      Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2002. Measuring and estimating evapotranspiration of tomato and squash using lysimeters in central Saudi Arabia. The 10th Conf. of Misr Soc. Ag. Eng., Al-Azhar University, 16-17 October 2002, Cairo.

8.      Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2005. Uniformity distribution of irrigation water above and below the surface of the soil under sprinkler irrigation system. The third International conference on Water Resources Management. Algarve, 11 – 13 April 2005, Portugal.

9.      Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2006. The impact of maintenance on the performance of the sprinkler system and provide irrigation water. International Symposium in land and water management to maintain irrigated agriculture. Cukurova University, Adana, 4 – 8 April 2006, Turkey.

10.  Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2007. Field evaluation of drip irrigation systems in Saudi Arabia. Fourth International conference on water resources management. Kos, 21 - 23 April 2007, Greece.

11.  Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2008. Symposium third regional environment and natural resources in Kuala Lumpur, 5 - 6 August 2008, Malaysia.

12.  Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2010. Evaluation of the performance characteristics of a drip irrigation system and its components in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Gulf 9th Conference of water - "water sustainability in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Muscat, 12 – 15 March 2010, Sultanate of Oman.

13.  Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2010. Water Status in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Un-neglected Crisis: Water Status in Najran Region as Study Case. Gulf 9th Conference of water - "water sustainability in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jeddah - Water Research Center - King Abdulaziz University, 12 - 14 October 2010, Saudi Arabia.

14.  Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2011. The effect of irrigation Water quality on soil properties under center pivot irrigation systems in central region of Saudi Arabia. Sixth International Conference on Water Resources Management - Riverside - California, 10 – 14 May 2011, United States of America.

15.  Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2011. The Effect of Chemical Application and Excessive Extraction of Water resources on Groundwater Quality and Environment in Saudi Arabia. International Conference on Water, Energy and Environment. American University of Sharjah, 10 – 13 October 2011, United Arab Emirates.

16.  Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2012. The Impact of Excessive irrigation Water and Fertilizers on Environment and Groundwater Quality in Arid Region. Conference effects and environmental development Lyndhurst, 5 – 8 July 2012, England.

17.  Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2012. A comparison of water application uniformity for drip irrigation system above and below soil surface at various soil depths and scheduling techniques in arid region. 4th International Conference on Sustainable Irrigation and Drainage. Adelaide, Australia, 10-13 December, 2012.

18.  Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2013. Third international Bursa water congress and exhibition. March 22-24, May, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.

19.  Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2013. Ground Water Quality in Saudi Arabia-Un-neglected Crisis: Najran Region as Study Case. 2013 Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit. 9-11 September, 2013, Hawaii, USA.

20.   Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2014. Assessment of automatic irrigation scheduling techniques on tomato yield and water productivity under subsurface drip irrigation system in hyper arid region. 5th International Conference on Sustainable Irrigation. Poznan, Poland, 17-19 June, 2014.

 

XIV - TECHNICAL PAPERS

 

Papers Published in Specialized and Refereed Periodicals

 

1.

Al-Ghobari*, H. M. and Kay, M.G. 1990. "Predicting Runoff from Micro-Catchments".   Journal of Agric. Engrg.  Res. vol. 45:101-105, England.

 

2.

Kay, M. G. and Al-Ghobari, H. M. 1990."Design Method to Control Runoff from High Intensity Sprinkler Irrigation". J. of Irrigation and Drainage Systems. vol. 4:109-116.  Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands.

 

3.

Hathoot, H. M.; Mohammad, F.S.; Al-Amoud, A.I. and Al-Ghobari, H. M. 1991. "Water Surface profiles in Wide Channels Subject to Seepage Losses" Alexandria Eng. Journal, Vol.30 (1):35-40, Egypt.

 

4.

Al-Amoud, A. I. and Al-Ghobari, H. M. 1991. "Field Performance of Low Pressure Center Pivot Systems in Desert Conditions" Published in Bul. Fac. of Agric., University of Cairo, and Vol. 42(1):1-14,

 Egypt.

 

5.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. and Al-Amoud, A.I. 1992. "Performance Characteristics of Various Impact Sprinkler Types Locally Used" Journal of King Saud University, Vol.4, and Agric. Sci. (2):175-187.

 

6.

Mohammad, F. S. and Al-Ghobari, H. M. 1992. "Estimation of Rainfall Erosivity.  Indices for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" .Journal of King Saud University, Vol. 4, Agric. Sci. (2):189-204.

 

7.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. 1992. "Losses from Low Pressure Center Pivot Irrigation Systems in a Desert Climate as Affected by Nozzle Height". J. Agric. Water Management, Vol.21:23-32, Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. Netherlands.

 

8.

Hathoot, H.M.; Al-Amoud, A.I.; Mohammad, F.S. and Al-Ghobari, H. M. 1993. "Design Criteria of Drain Tube Systems in the Central Region of Saudi Arabia". Journal of King Saud University, Vol.5, Engineering Sciences (2):191-212.

 

9.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. 1993."Evaporation and Drift Losses from Sprinkler Irrigation Systems under Hot and Dry Conditions". J. of King Saud University, Vol.  5 Agric.  Sci. (2):153-164.

 

10.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. 1993."Influence of Irrigation Water Quality on Soil Infiltration".  J. of Irrigation science, Vol. 14(1): 5-14.

 

11.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. and Al-Amoud, A.I. 1993. “Center Pivot Water Application Uniformity Relative to Travel Speed and Direction". Alex J. Agric. Res. 38 (1):1-18.

 

12.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. and Al-Amoud, A.I. 1994. “Performance Characteristics of Micro-sprinkler Irrigating Greenhouses in Saudi Arabia”. J. King Saud Univ., Vol. 6, Agric. Sci (1), pp. 27-37.

 

13.

Hathoot, H.; Al-Ghobari, H. M.; Al-Amoud, A. and Mohammad, F.S. 1994."Analysis and Design of Sprinkler Irrigation Laterals" J. of irrigation and drainage engineering, ASCE, vol.120 (3):534-549.

 

14.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. 1994. “The Effect of Riser Height and Nozzle Size on Evaporation and Drift Losses under Arid Conditions”. J. of King Saud University, Vol. 6 Agric. Sci. (2):191-202.

 

15.

Al-Amoud, A.I.; Mohammad, F.S.; Ghandorah, M.; Sharaf, A.; Hathoot, H. and Al-Ghobari, H. M. 1994. “Automatic irrigation Scheduling technique for water conservation under arid climatic conditions”. King Saud University, College of Agriculture, Agric. Res. Center, Research Bulletin No. (42):1-31.

 

16.

Al-Amoud, A.I. and Al-Ghobari, H. M. 1994. "Evaluation of Hydraulic Characteristics of Some Locally Available Emitters. J.  King Saud Univ. vol. 6, Agric. Sciences (1):15-26.

 

17.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. 1994."Field Study for Evaluation of Center Pivot System Performance under Arid Regions". Bull. Fac. Agric., Univ. Cairo. Vol. 45(4), 765-783.

 

18.

Mohammad, F. S. and Al-Ghobari, H. M. 1994."Using Lysimeters to Develop Evapotranspiration Crop Coefficients under Arid Climatic Conditions". Fac. Agric. Univ. Cairo. Vol. 45 (4):785-798.

 

19.

Hathoot, H.; Al-Ghobari, H. M.; Al-Amoud, A. and Mohammad, F.S. 1995. "Analysis and Design of Center Pivot Laterals". Alex. Eng.  Journal, Eng. College, Alex. Univ. vol. 34(1): 43-50.

 

20.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. and Mohammad, F.S. 1995."Actual Evapotranspiration Measurement by Lysimeters in a Desert Climate". Arab Gulf J. of Scientific Res., Vol. 13.

 

21.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. 1995."Friction Coefficient for Center Pivot Systems" J. King Saud University Vol. 7, Eng. Sci. (1):139-149.

 

22.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. and Mohammad, F.S. 1995. “A survey Study of the Corrosion Problem in Center Pivot Irrigation Pipes in Farms of Saudi Arabia” Agric. Res. Center, Research Bulletin No. (54):1-25. College of Agriculture, King Saud University, (in Arabic).

 

23.

Hathoot, H.; Al-Ghobari, H. M.; Al-Amoud, A. and Mohammad, F.S. 1996. “Economic Design and Analysis of Multi-Diameter Sprinkler Irrigation Laterals “. ICID Journal vol. 45(1):109-124, Canada.

 

24.

Al-Amoud, A.I. and Al-Ghobari, H. M. 1996. "Effect of Sprinkler Maintenance on the Performance of Center Pivot System in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia". Emirates Journal of Agric. Sciences, Fac. of Agric. Sciences, United Arab Emirates Univ., 1996. (in Arabic).

 

25.

Al-Amoud, A.I. and Al-Ghobari, H. M. 1996."Performance Efficiency of Some Flow Meters used for Irrigation Pipes". Al-Azhar J. of Agric. Research, Al-Azhar University, vol. (22), (in Arabic).

 

26.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. 1996. “The Effect of Travel Speed on Spray Losses from Center Pivot Systems”. J. of King Saud Univ., vol. 8, Agic. Sciences (1): 111-123, (in Arabic).

 

27.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. 1999. “The Effect of Sprinkler and Lateral Spacings on the Performance of Conventional Sprinkler Irrigation System”. J. of King Saud Univ., vol. 11, Agic. Sciences (1): 41-56, (in Arabic).

 

28.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2000. “Estimation of Reference Evapotranspiration for the Southern Region of Saudi Arabia”. J. of Irrigation Science vol. 19: 81-86.

 

29.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2002. “Gross Irrigation Requirements for Major Crops in Najran Region”. Saudi Arabia. Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences, vol. 1 (2):84-106.

 

30.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. and Al-Rajhi, A. A. 2002. “The Influence of Nozzle and Riser Characteristics on Sprinkler Water Distribution under Dry Climate”. Research Center College of Agriculture, King Saud University, Research Bulletin No. (109):5-25, (in Arabic).

 

31.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. and Ali A. Al-Jaloud. 2002. Evaluation of Groundwater Quality of Najran Region, Saudi Arabia. Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences, vol. 2 (1):1-4.

 

32.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2003. “Modeling soil infiltration under variables of application rate and number of irrigation”. J. of King Saud Univ., vol.15, Agic. Sciences (2): 185-194.

 

33.

A. A. Alazba, H. M. Al-Ghobari, M. Al-Omran and F.S. Mohammad. 2004. Measured and Estimated Crop ET and Kc for Wheat and Barley in Central Saudi Arabia. Alexandria Journal. Vol. 48(2), 1-9.

 

34.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2004. The areal distribution of applied water above and below soil surface under center pivot irrigation system. Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences, vol. 2 (2):207-221.

 

35.

M. Al-Omran, F. S. Mohammad, H. M. Al-Ghobari and A. A. Alazba. 2004. Determination of evapotranspiration of tomato and squash using lysimeters in central Saudi Arabia. International Agric. Engineering Journal, vol. 13 (1&2):27-36.

 

36.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2006. Effect of Maintenance on The Performance of Sprinkler Irrigation Systems and Water. ”. Research Center College of Agriculture, King Saud University, Research Bulletin (141): 5-20.

 

37.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2010. The performance of the center pivot irrigation systems under   Riyadh region conditions in Saudi Arabia. Accepted for publication in the Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences, vol. 9 (2).

 

38.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2011.  Effect of irrigation Water quality on soil properties and water uniformity under center pivot systems in central region of Saudi Arabia. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 5(7): 72-80

 

39.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. and Fawzi S. Mohammad. 2011. Intelligent irrigation performance: evaluation and quantifying its ability for conserving water in arid region. Springer, J. Applied Water Science, Volume 1, Issue. 3-4, pp. 73-83.

 

40.

El Marazky M.S.; Mohammad, F.S and Al-Ghobari, H. M. 2011. Evaluation of Soil Moisture Sensors under Intelligent Irrigation Systems for Economical Crops in Arid Regions. American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 (2): 287-300.

 

41.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. and El Marazky M. S. (2012). Surface and subsurface irrigation system wetting patterns as affected by irrigation scheduling techniques in an arid region. African Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 7(44), pp. 5962-5976, 20 November, 2012.

 

42.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. and El Marazky M. S. (2013). Field evaluation of EnviroSCAN performance for monitoring soil water content compared with other soil moisture sensors under arid conditions. Wulfenia –Journal, Vol. 20, No. 4; pp., 54 – 70.

 

43.

Mohammad, F. S. and Al-Ghobari, H. M., and El Marazky M. S. 2013. Adoption of an intelligent irrigation scheduling technique and its effect on water use efficiency for tomato crops in arid regions. Australian Journal of Crop Science, 7(3):305-313.

 

44.

Al-Ghobari, H. M., Fawzi S. Mohammad and El Marazky M. S. 2013. Effect of intelligent irrigation on water use efficiency of wheat crop in arid region. Journal Animal and Plant Sciences, 23(6): 1691-1699.

45.

Al-Ghobari, H. M.  2014. Effect of Center pivot system lateral configuration on Water Application Uniformity in an arid area. Accepted for publication in Journal of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, vol.16, No. 3, May, 2014.

 

46.

Al-Ghobari, H. M., Fawzi S. Mohammad and El Marazky M. S. (2014). Assessment of smart irrigation controllers under subsurface and drip irrigation systems for tomato yield in arid regions. (under review - Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences).

 

47.

Al-Ghobari, H. M., El Marazky M. S., Aboukarima M. Abdulwahed and Hassan M.M. K. (2014). Calibration of Soil Water Content Data from EnviroScan System Using Artificial Neural Network. (under review - Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences).

 

48.

Al-Ghobari, H. M., Fawzi S. Mohammad, El Marazky M. S. and A. Z. Dewidar (2014). Evaluating two smart irrigation controllers under subsurface drip irrigated vegetable crop. (under review - BIOTECHNOLOGIE AGRONOMIE SOCIETE ET ENVIRONNEMENT).

 

49.

Al-Ghobari, H. M., Fawzi S. Mohammad and El Marazky M. S. (2014). Response of tomato crops for water conservation under drip irrigation using two intelligent controllers under arid condition. (under review - International Agrophysics).

 

50.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. and El Marazky M. S. (2014). Impact of a smart sprinkler irrigation utilization and its effect on water use efficiency for wheat crops in arid regions. (under review - Indian journal of agricultural sciences).

 

51.

Al-Ghobari, H. M. and El Marazky M. S. (2014). Water conservation potential of smart irrigation controllers with drip and sprinkler systems under hyper-arid conditions. (under review- Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science).

 

52.

Al-Subaiee, F. S., Al-Ghobari H. M., Baig, M. B., El Hag, E. A. and Abu-Rizigae, M. T., 2014. Studies on the adoption of irrigation methods by the date palm farmers in AL-Qassim area– kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (under review).

 

 
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